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Official: Eagles hire Connor Barwin as special assistant to the general manager

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Connor “Dwight Schrute” Barwin

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The Philadelphia Eagles are hiring Connor Barwin to their front office, according to an official announcement from the team. Barwin’s title: “special assistant to the general manager.” (Hard not to think of The Office’s Dwight Schrute.)

This role sounds similar to what the Eagles had Brian Dawkins doing for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

We previously suspected Barwin was joining the Eagles’ front office in some capacity. BGN’s Benjamin Solak spotted him as this week’s East-West Shrine Bowl practices. Barwin has also previously said he wants to get into football management.

It’s cool to see Barwin officially back at the NovaCare Complex. He served the team well as both a player on the field from 2013 through 2016 and a valuable community contributor off the field. Now Barwin will be an assistant to Eagles executive vice president/general manager Howie Roseman in addition to helping the team’s young players develop.

By all accounts, Barwin’s a pretty smart and ambitious guy. Seems like a good thing to have him around.